chuckwardPianist. Accordionist. Organist. Founder of the English Country Dance Society of San Francisco (now Bay Area CDS). Repairer of organs. Punster. Player of tricks.

For half a century Chuck Ward has enlivened the dance world with his splendid playing and playfulness. In celebration of his 2007 CD of English country dance tunes and of his retirement as organist at Santa Rosa's Church of the Incarnation, CDSS and BACDS have created an outreach fund for the training of musicians.

The Chuck Ward Fund is a way for the dance community to reach out to musicians on all levels, just as Chuck has reached out to his fellow musicians throughout his career. Administered by the CDSS, the fund is intended to help support music workshops and other training programs for experienced and novice country dance musicians.

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